Monday, March 31, 2014

"Ducks" Collage

Hey Friends,  Another I found in the studio.  A whimsical collage made from photos I took of ducks whilst at Roanoke River, probably the Eddie Street Bridge.  I just love to watch these silly little creatures.  At the river or at my neighbors pond and the fountain pond in DT Salem.

I'm offering this on Ebay starting at a penny.  Go look !  Unfortunately I forgot to post this sooner.  This auction is ending tonight, but ebay automatically relists if it doesn't sell.

Happy Trails
Travel Well

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bumble Bee No. 11

Hey Friends,  I'm up to about No. 33 in the bee series but this is No. 11.  She got lost for a while in the mess of my studio.  Now I'm putting her up for auction in Ebay.  I want to see what my fab collectors out there in CyberLand think of my Bees.  I love to paint these guys and I have models, found in the greenhouse already dead, that I've saved for this purpose.
This painting was started by laying down sand gel in strategic places.  Then painting over with acrylics.  A little rough on the brushes but I enjoy the textures and the final result.
You can check it out at Ebay Here.
Happy Trails
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunset on the Blue Ridge Mountains

Hey Friends,  Another sunset but this time right here at home.  Just down the road as a matter a fact.
Worked from a poor photo and a lot of memory - my favorite way to paint most days.

This painted on a 5x7 canvas panel.  The weather should be warm enough soon for me to get outside and cut some Masonite panels.  I really like to paint on these smooth panels better than canvas.  Yeah, Spring will spring up soon !!
I'm putting this little jewel up for auction in Ebay, Click here for a surprise.
Happy Trails
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sunset at Myrtle Beach

Hey Friends,  One more from the Myrtle Beach series right after Christmas 2013.  Started in Jan. not finished until last week.  Life can get in the way at times.
Would love to do a nocturne but I'm pretty sure it would be bit boring with all the blues and grays being so close in value.  Will try some day.
This is an ebay auction so check it out here.
Happy Trails
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cathie's Vista in Paradise

Hey Friends,  A great friend that now lives in Florida (she lived in the dreary cold of Ohio and Pa. all her life)  sent me a photo of her little piece of paradise last week !  Did you catch that?  Last week.
Here in SW Va. it was cold and icy.  She had a dream and didn't listen to the nay-sayers or doubters.
Now she lives with flowers, blue skys, and beach walks every day.  No more snow shoveling for her !
Hoping this captures that tropical feel with the alligator clouds, cobalt blue sky and love those palms.

This is listed on Ebay with auction starting at a penny !  Check it out.
Happy Trails
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Mr. Charlie's Shed

Hey Friends,  This view is just down the road from me on Gum Springs.  Across the road from the duck pond and the people with the hens, ducks and goats.  I'm sure I'll be back down there soon, I'm told winter is coming to an end this month !  But then again, you know how some people fib/lie !
Another plein aire piece you will find HERE in Ebay.

Happy Trails
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

"the Crazy People at the Top of the Hill"

Hey Friends,  This is an on going series, I have been painting for years.  The early paintings have all sold, so I've started numbering them  This is #4 on a wrapped canvas 8x10.  The sides are painted the same green colors.  There is a huge history behind these paintings.  A history that can choke you so I doubt if it'll be coming out soon.
This is late evening, the sun was burning up the dry foliage.  Click here for Ebay.
Happy Trails
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

the Ice Cream Social at Greenridge last summer

Hey Friends,  Last summer Mary Anne and I set up our display panels and easels inside the huge atrium at the Green Ridge Center off Rt. 220 in Botetourt and had ice cream sundaes at the Ice Cream Social they held for the community.  We painted Plein Aire inside.  One huge glass wall makes you feel like you are outside.  This piece is now up for auction in Ebay.  Click Here to see.
Happy Trails
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Plein Aire from Ikenberrys Porch on Rt. 220

Hey Friends,  Winter should be ending soon, it's almost St. Patricks day !  We members of the "Double Line Painters" are getting anxious to be outside painting.  We are making plans and picking out places to go paint.  So I'm listing most of the plein aire pieces I did last year in Ebay auctions.

Both of these were painted while we were set up on the front porch at Ikenberrys on Rt. 220.  If you haven't been there, they have a fabulous, huge porch with rocking chairs and beautiful plants for sale.
We will be there again this year to set up and sell our wares and paint more beauties.  We haven't confirmed dates yet but it shouldn't be much longer until I can post them.
Meanwhile go to Ebay and check these out by Clicking Here.

 Also, do any of you watch Black Dog Salvage on the DIY network?   My painting buds and myself went there today, while waiting for the wind to die down a bit.  I took a ton of photos but these two have some real power to them.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Plein Aire from Centerfest in Bedford last year

Hey Friends,  Last year, Sept.?, We, the DLP participated in the Centerfest in DT Bedford.  We set up in Goose Creek's parking lot.  We had a pleasant view from this hill top.  I made 3 paintings, here are two that I'm putting up for auction.  The third was painted over, it was so boring.

Both are 9x12 canvas panels, oil was the medium.  I got some photos of a person on stilts in striped pants and still have not found time to paint him.  Hopefully soon.
The Ebay auctions start at a penny, so CLICK Here if you want to see.
Happy Trails
Travel Well.

Monday, March 17, 2014

" Rock " a palette knife study


Hey Friends,  A tree, a tree stump and a rock.  Should make a simple statement so I can use the palette knife for a change,  This was done last spring, when the greenery was just starting to poke out.
I missed the phlox and mertensia colors at first but I like the contrast between the rock and trees now.
This can be found in an Ebay auction here.
Happy Trails
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Foot Bridge at Greenhill Park, Salem, Virginia

Hey Friends,  Came across this little painting yesterday while shuffling through the cold studio.  So I have listed her on ebay.  You can click here to learn more.
My painting group is anxious to get out there and do some painting.  It's been a long winter and we are rusty (some of us anyway).  We will meet next week in a local park and the week after everyone wants to go to DT Roanoke for some new shots of the market area.  So I should have some new fodder for you to see soon.
Yesterday I went to the "Butt Hollow Cemetary" here in the Fort Lewis area, I guess Fort Lewis would fit the description.  Some relatives are buried there and I have a distant cousin coming in to town soon so I wanted to be sure I knew where it was.  I think I'll go back soon and make a painting.  Everyone loves a cemetery painting.
Happy Trails
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Coming to an End Soon

 Hey Friends,  Just a quick note to tell you these 2 paintings end soon on Ebay.  The one above ends tonight and the one below ends tomorrow, Sunday night.
Go take a look by clicking here and giving bidding a try.

Happy Trails
Travel Well

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Glenvar, Virginia Last Fall

Hey Friends,  This is an 8x10 done from some photos I took on a beautiful blustery day last fall.  This was a chilly day and I've been waiting and waiting for another such day to roll into this area.  I could have this morning, it was nice, but other chores kept me inside and now it's dark.  Another front has moved in and we may get more snow !
This is the year of the endless winter.
This interpretation of a beautiful day is up for auction in Ebay - Click Here.
Happy Trails
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Traveling on Route 785 to Beliveau Estate

Hey Friends,  On a little quick trip to Beliveau Estate on Blacksburg Road just to see what the lavender what doing last spring.  I took several photos, all from the car, which is not usually the better vantage point.  But we do what we can.  I really enjoyed that little trip and as soon as the blah winter disappears I'm going again.  It is a B&B so maybe I'll spend the night !!

This acrylic on a sandy surface canvas panel 6x6.  Click here for the Ebay auction page.

Happy Trails
Travel Well